10 years after the OJ verdict

A nation divided?

Ten years after that verdict, what has become of OJ and the nation he divided? By Gary Younge

younge presents a great overview of the oj simpson case and its implications on the prevalant, underlying racism in american society that again showed its face in the recent katrina crisis.

The enduring lesson of the OJ Simpson trial is that no matter how many times black and white Americans rally around the same flag, black Americans occupy a philosophical and material landscape that white Americans only become aware of in times of crisis and conflict.

When tens of thousands of mostly black Americans were forced to take shelter in the New Orleans convention centre, the then head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency admitted as much. In a rare moment of candour, Michael Brown told one interviewer: “We are seeing people we didn’t know exist”

[via guardian.online]

and in other news: this of course scares me: the disappearing plastic, just add water. please do not try to add water to this here piece o plastic…

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